At Rye Watersports we have been teaching children and school groups since 1986. We are committed to encouraging children into all our watersports and provide Royal Yachting Association courses from age 8 upwards and our ‘Kids Camps’ for 7 to 12 yr olds. BKSA Kitesurfing lessons are for children from age 12 years.
Windsurfing and sailing courses are run on our safe inland lake on the South East coast, just on the Kent and Sussex border, and only minutes away from Camber Sands. From South London and Surrey it’s just over an hour to get to Rye Watersports for your kids windsurfing and sailing lessons and 50 minutes from Tunbridge Wells.
We have a thriving children’s windsurfing and dinghy sailing programme with an active T.15 club. Our windsurfing and sailing lessons draw in children from Surrey, Kent and Sussex to enjoy the benefits of sailing or windsurfing on an inland lake, close to the sea, where the wind always seems to blow. During the school holidays we have a two hour sailing club from 10.00 – 12.00 for children who have completed their stage 1 sailing and a two hour windsurfing club from 1.00 – 3.00 for children who have completed their stage 1 windsurfing. The cost is £25.00 per two hour session per child. These clubs are run on a Wednesday.
Learn to windsurf in our safe lakeside location.
Developing confidence on the water, with directional sailing and faster turns.
Introduction to using the harness to go out in stronger winds, faster gybes.
Introduction to footstraps, learning to waterstart.
Every Wednesday during school holidays.
Learn to sail in our single-handed dinghies.
Developing confidence to take the boat out independently.
Stronger winds and advanced techniques.
Advanced course sailing and racing.
Advance boat equipment, and proficiency in all things sailing, including ropework and emergency procedures.
Wednesdays, School Holidays – Practice with an instructor to guide you. Must have completed Stage 1.
Our ‘kids camps’ offer the most enjoyable and safest ways of getting young ones into watersports. These 2-day fun camps are aimed at children aged 7 – 13 years. They are run over the school summer holidays and geared towards giving youngsters water confidence whilst introducing them to windsurfing and sailing with an emphasis on FUN!!
Have a party at the lake to celebrate your child’s birthday. We have been running children’s parties for several years now and they are enormously popular. The children can participate in all our lake based watersports activities. A birthday tea can be organised with our on-site ‘Hoolie Cafe’